Imperial Cities

In Experience, Morocco by adminn

A journey to explore Morocco’s Imperial Cities and its fascinate architecture and intricate art. Fez , is the religious and cultural heart of Morocco with it medieval medina and royal palace, the Roman ruins of Volubilis, an UNESCO World Heritage Site which preserves some of the most beautiful mosaics in North Africa,  down to the bustling city of Marrakech with its many charms and mazes of souks, this is a passage through time and Morocco’s imperial heritage.

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Day 01: Fez
Arrival in Fez and transfer to the hotel. Evening is left free for you to relax or explore the city. Overnight in Fez (Meals: Dinner)

Day 02: Fez
Our venture today begins with a full day discovery tour of the city of Fez, one of the most beautiful Islamic cities worldwide and religious and cultural heart of Morocco. Our visits take us to the city’s Medieval Medina, a World Heritage site, we will visit a Coranic School (Medersa Attarine or Medersa Bou Inania), we pass by the Caraouyine University, the Nejjarine Fountain and the colourful Tanneries. In the afternoon we will visit Fez el Bali (Old Fez), Fex Jdid (Modern Fez) and there will be a stop to take photos at the esplanade of the Royal Palace. Overnight in Fez (Meals: Breakfast & Dinner)

Day 03: Fez – Casablanca
After breakfast our journey takes us to Volubilis, a declared UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the best preserved Roman ruins and mosaics in North Africa. We continue our journey to Meknes visiting the Bab Mansour, Moulay Ismail Mausoleum, time permitting, we might have time to visit Moulay Ismail’s Granaries too. We also visit the old town Medina and Mellah (Jewish quarter) and then on to Rabat for a quick visit to the famous Mohammed V Mausoleum and Hassan Tower before driving on for Casablanca. Evening is at leisure and overnight in Casablanca (Meals: Breakfast & Dinner)

Day 04: Casablanca – Marrakech
This morning we take a half day city tour of Casablanca to visit the Hassan II Mosque, tour of the Corniche Ain Diab, United Nations Square and the Anfa Residential, Mahakma, an ancient low court and the district of Habous, built by the French to resemble an authentic Moroccan medina. It’s not the usual tourist attraction but it’s a charming neighbourhood with narrow alleyways adorned with pretty low rise houses, complete with an array of open-air cafés and souvenir shops. Lunchtime is at leisure and we depart in the afternoon for Marrakech. Overnight in Marrakech (Meals: Breakfast & Dinner)

Day 05: Marrakech
After breakfast we start a full day city tour of Marrakesh to visit the Menara, its olive garden and ancient irrigation system, Koutoubia minaret and garden, Bahia Palace and the Dar Si Said Museum. We are back at the hotel for lunch and our afternoon tour takes us to the Medina, its many bustling souks and the vibrant Djemaâ el Fna square with its many musicians, Gnawa magicians, snake charmers, story-tellers, acrobats and food stalls. This evening holds a special treat, a delicious al fresco dinner at an Arabic Palace. Overnight in Marrakech. (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 06: Marrakech – Essaouira
After an early breakfast we drive to Essaouria where our city tour will take us to visit La Scala, Bab Marrakech square, the Medina, the old and new port. Afternoon and evening are left free for you to explore the city or just relax in the hotel. Overnight in Essaouira (Meals: Breakfast & Dinner)

Day 07: Essaouira – Marrakech
Morning is at leisure and afternoon departure for Marrakech. In the evening we will explore the colourful souks and bazaars for a spot of last minute shopping while enjoying the exuberant Djemâa el Fna square with its many musicians, snake charmers, Gnawa magicians, acrobats, story tellers and food stalls. Our last day in Marrakesh concludes with a “farewell” dinner at a palace in Medina. Overnight in Marrakech (Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Day 08: Marrakech – Departure
Transfer to airport for your onward journey

Tour Details
Range: Signature Exciting Days, Comfortable Nights
Starts: Fez
Ends: Marrakech
Departs: Any
Hotel Rating: 4 star hotels
Local Payment: None
Tour Guide: Yes – guided by local tour guide
Meals: Breakfast: 7, Lunch: 1, Dinner: 6
Visiting: Fez, Casablanca, Volubilis, Meknes, Marrakech & Essaouira
Countries: Morocco

Services Included

  • Accommodation on twin sharing and Half Board basis in 4* hotels
  • Arrival/departure transfer & sightseeing with private air-conditioned vehicles
  • Services of English speaking local guides for sightseeing as per above program
  • Entrance fees to mentioned sites
  • Assistance at airport and hotels by our representatives.
  • All presently applicable taxes
  • 24 hrs Emergency Helpline Number

Not Included
Above mentioned costs do not include international airfare, visa fee, other meals except those mentioned in the program, drinks, telephone calls, laundry, camera fees, tips, insurance and any other expenses of personal nature, Single room supplements, Peak season surcharges and any optional additional tours or activities during free time and not mentioned above.

Price from £1339 pp

  • Private Tour, Based on 7nts stay on HB
  • 4 star hotels
  • Tours as per program
  • English speaking local guide
  • Incl. Entrance fees to sites
  • Incl. All relevant transfers

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